Archive for the ‘Champagne’ Category


A Republican and a Democrat bumped into each other this 4th of July for a drink

Interesting concept, huh? I have a friend in the CIA, who once told me, when the GOP is in the house, they enjoy hard liquor. When the DEMs are in the house, they prefer wine. Meanwhile, I know who has their “House” wine, but can’t tell. How about celebrating this Fourth of July weekend by […]


Wine of the Week ~ Champagne Forget-Brimont

Sometimes it just hits you so right… A hot, late spring day (90ºF), you only want to eat light fare, and it has to be bubbles to make it all so refreshing… That was last night, as I reached for the newly arrived bottle of Champagne Forget-Brimont Brut Premier Cru. Everything was right with the […]


Thanksgiving Wines ~ Oooo la la, from France and beyond

You’ve heard the saying, “my cup runneth over,” right? Well, this is my Thanksgiving, so I’m sharing the bounty in any way that I can. Life has delivered all of this over the last month or so. The basket and its wine has arrived from Wine of The Month Club. Its contents will be going […]


Seventh Day of Christmas

Seventh Day of Christmas: Seven swans a-swimming = seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is also New Year’s Day. Happy New Year Dear friends, the Seventh Day of Christmas is also New Year’s Day. My New Year’s Wish for you is that 2015 brings miracles into your life. This image of Champagne being poured […]


Sensual Toasting with Valentine Bubbly from Champagne Taittinger

For a long time, I viewed Valentine’s Day as a perfect time for Petite Sirah… PS I Love You et al.  And, I still think Petite is a great wine for the heartiest of beings among us… Those who crave only RED wine. I can’t blame them for that. I have a love for all […]


Looking to Quickly Educate Your Palate? Try Tasting Old World Versus New World Wines ~ The White Version

This is a lead-in from yesterday, because it sets the stage, if you didn’t read yesterday’s blog… My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine […]


What is Grower Champagne?

Months ago, I wrote that Fat Corks are Welcome Here. It was a fun story to write, because the owner of the company, Bryan Maletis is the son of Ed Maletis, who owned Columbia Distributing during my days as a sales person for Belvedere and Grove Street wineries. I love watching the next generation coming […]


Fat Corks Are Welcomed Here!

There are a couple of things related to birth that happened to me over the weekend. I became a doula. I helped one of my three daughters deliver her baby; not only at home, but it was also a water birth. This daughter is a certified yoga instructor (among other high achievements), and was well […]